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Overcoming Failure

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Jeremiah, say this to the people of Judah: This is what the Lord says: You know if a man falls down, he gets up again. And if a man goes the wrong way, he turns around and comes back.

Jeremiah 8:4

We all experience failure in our lives. Some failures fill us with disappointment and oftentimes incite us to anger. There are worldly failures and there are spiritual failures. For example, a worldly failure could be that promotion at work that we missed out on. Whereas, a spiritual failure could be a sinful habit that we keep fighting. If we put God first in our lives we will always walk victoriously in Christ, and he promises to provide for our worldly needs. When we put God first and live in spiritual victory, worldly victory tends to be less important.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33) When seeking God first, he promises to provide these things, our worldly needs. Our priority in life is to serve the Lord by being his servant and giving him control as he guides us through life. He is the master and we are the servant. Therefore, the master takes on the responsibility of caring for his servant. That is exactly what the Lord does for us. If we pray for our needs as revealed by the Spirit, and walk in Godly wisdom guided by the Spirit, then we live in victory through Christ. When we stumble, we seek forgiveness. We get up and continue walking with the Lord.

When serving the Lord and living in spiritual victory, overcoming worldly failures becomes easier. Though we pray for worldly victory, we are the Lord’s servants and we trust the Lord and put the outcome in his hands. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) If God can work all things for our good, then we can rest assured that even our failures will benefit us. He will make us more Christ-like, and maybe our worldly desires aren’t in his divine plan for our lives.

Today, know you are walking victoriously in Christ, and everything that happens the Lord will use for your good. Seek to serve the Lord by reflecting Christ to everyone. This will give you the feeling of victory and make your day meaningful and fulfilling.

Let’s Pray: Lord, thank you for giving me victory in Christ and helping me to endure worldly failures knowing you work everything for my good. Lord, your love and compassion are beyond words. Guide me today as your humble, thankful servant to point others towards the Kingdom of Light. In Jesus’ name, Amen.